HUDDERSFIELD Town legend Andy Booth has been named as the Hollybank Champion.
The former striker become the figurehead for the partnership between the Hollybank Trust, Mirfield, and the football club.
Booth, who scored 150 goals for Town and became the football club’s Ambassador when he hung up his boots in May 2009, has been recently nominated for a national award by the Football League for his work in the community. He will further that with his new role with the Mirfield-based charity.
In the role, Andy will become the face of Hollybank’s fundraising events such as the upcoming Golf Day and the World Cup dinner.
Huddersfield Town began their association with the Hollybank Trust at the beginning of this season.
The Hollybank logo appears on the back of the club’s away shirts and together the pair have organised a number of events, including an art exhibition at the stadium back in September 2009, to raise awareness of the charity’s work.
Andy said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been named as the Hollybank Champion and I cannot wait to get started.
“Hollybank carry out so much invaluable work with some of society’s most vulnerable members, such as children with severe physical disabilities, and I am happy to help in any way, shape or form when it comes to fundraising for such a worthy cause.”
Lisa Russell, Senior Fundraiser at Hollybank, said: “We are so pleased to be in partnership with Huddersfield Town and now to have Andy Booth as Hollybank’s Champion is wonderful! To be working with a local legend is such a privilege, and we are looking forward to the partnership going from strength to strength.”